We don’t own our mistakes because we’re afraid they will make us look bad, stupid or pathetic. And so we go to great lengths to protect our image of perfection, oozing an air of strong powerful confidence. But while hiding our mistakes, covering them up, making excuses or pretending they didn’t happen, [...]
I can’t count the times I made a mistake and felt horrible. Or the times I didn’t do something I really wanted to do, because I was afraid to fail. I can’t count the times I thought the world would end if I failed, but it never did. Or the times [...]
This is part 2 in a double-take poem about worry, dissecting worry in all the ways we often make worry work against us. And the powerful ways we could make it work for us. Part 1 is right here. Worry is a friend in disguise – underneath its ramblings – just wanting us [...]
Worry is a uninvited guest, flooding us with restlessness, paralyzing questions and worst case scenarios. Worry is a thief, stealing our peace of mind, natural confidence and best ideas. Worry is a fog-sprayer, blinding us for opportunity, fresh ideas and solutions. Worry is a smooth-talker, making us believe we haven’t [...]
We’re waiting for the perfect time to make a change. We’re waiting for that perfect moment to start something new. We’re waiting for the perfect time to do that thing. We’re waiting for the self-doubt to fly away. We’re waiting for the fear to leave our trembling mind. We’re waiting for the confidence [...]
This blog post is part of a 3-part series curating some of the most popular blog posts as well as some of my personal favorites. They broadly cover 3 themes: the myth of perfection, our people-pleasing reflex and those nagging failure worries. This week is all about our people-pleasing reflex… Enjoy! What will they [...]
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